Friend is annoying. Read on.

Discussion in 'Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech' started by SmockDoiley, Dec 5, 2003.

  1. my friend has a 347 stroker in his 91 and everytime someone asks whats under his hood he tells them a 347 and they say "A STROKER? BADASS!" nobobdy thinks its close to a 350 and I really have never even talked to anyone who would think like that, but then again i dont talk to retards. Oh and by the way you gotta remember that practically every engine ford made chevy has right a few cubes away. Dont blame chebbie for trying to keep up with the big dogs, sport your 347 and say it proud.... I have a 347 stroker, [email protected]!

  2. Actually, that's not what I'm saying at all. I'm saying that I for one would get sick of having to explain that "no, I didn't swap a Chevy engine into my Ford, and yes, I do know it's a 351, not a 350, but that's not what I've got in any case". I'm not saying people are stupid for not knowing stroker engine sizes, just that there are plenty of people to whom 350 automatically means Chevy, and plenty more who would think you just misspoke if you said you had a 350W. Am I saying this is a big deal and something to be all bent about? No. I'm just saying people constantly asking why you dropped a Chevy motor in a Fox would get old in a hurry. If it were me, I'd just say I had a stroked smallblock and leave it at that. If they are interested in the cubic inches, they can ask, if not, whatever. But that's just me.
  3. Remember chevy did make a DZ302 which is numerically the same as a 5.0 so tell you buddy to suck it up and deal with the extra ponies the 350 will give him.
    Also I can't believe anybody could confuse a Chevy motor with a Ford motor after they have looked at under the hood. That would be like confusing a Ford 9" rearend with a 8.8".
  4. just tell them it's a 302 and be done with it
  5. a 347 stroker is a 4.030 bore, a 4.040 bore would create 350 cubes
  6. then what's a 4.000 bore :shrug:
  7. About 342.
  8. its hard to find an aftermarket piston for a stock bore. everybody bores them out. when you get a stroker, you also bore.
  9. No...

    The formula for displacement is Displacement = PI x (Radius x Radius) x Stroke x Number of Cylinders

    For a 347 stroker kit with 0.040" over pistons, the following is true...

    Radius = 4.040"/2 = 2.02"
    Pi = 3.1415926535897932384626433832795
    Stroke = 3.4"
    Number of Cylinders = 8

    Now, Displacement = 3.1415926535897932384626433832795 x 2.02 x 2.02 x 3.4 x 8 = 348.675566852851951382064785662836

    In other words, it's closer to a 348 or 349 CI engine... NOT a 350. And if it WAS a 350, why would it matter? It sounds like the friend has issues! :rolleyes:
  10. A 4.00" bore 347 kit would actually be a 342... :) The manufacturers assume that you will have to bore at least 0.030" when they name the kits arbitrary things like 331 or 347. A stock bore 331 kit would actually be about 327 and a stock bore 347 kit would actually be about 342. I know, it's confusing...
  11. good info guys! :nice:
  12. I'd just tell people it's a 347 if it really bothered me.. I'd rather be under than say it's a 351. As far as building it and not using the power.. Heck go to any classic hot rod car show where you got all the trailor queens in their glory, and don't get me wrong I :drool: every time i see some of them old classics with their built big blocks, but even though a lot of them get driven a couple of times a year and pampered, I know a good portion of them still have the parts to go fast and could unlease a deadly A$$ beating on a lot of cars. Build it for one and one only. Yourself.
  13. I think the dumbass should just give his money to me, instead of spending it on mods that he isn't going to use!
  14. He could always just say "I have a ford 302 stroked and bored to 350."